Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Wishing everyone a blessed Christmas and a New Year full of joy and laughter! May we all paint our best paintings ever this year! May your loved ones be with you this season and if not may you hold them close in your heart. I cherish all of you and count you as a blessing in my life! May our prayers for peace be answered.
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Monday, December 15, 2014
Sunday, December 14, 2014
Saturday, December 13, 2014
Watercolor on Arches 300# cold press 8-1/2" x 10"
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This is the final version of my latest card and giclee. It is from a painting that I did in 1986. The first version that I did a few weeks ago was smaller with sharp edges around the oval. In this latest version, the image has been enlarged and the edges softened. I like it much better. I want to get 5x7 giclees made
Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Not tequila sunrise, but “Martini Sunrise.”
I inadvertently leaned my martini painting up against a recent landscape. Top half is an oil; bottom a watercolor. I thought..... hmmmmmm.... I might have something here. I think I will have to paint this combo.
This is my latest painting. It is really hard to see all of the pencil work that went into it. I have a lot of scribbles (I love scribbles) throughout the piece. It is 11.5x14.5. Watercolor with Prismacolor pencil. After I am finished with all I have to do for Christmas, I will start in on my new ideas.
Tuesday, December 2, 2014
Monday, December 1, 2014
Last year I did this drawing on my ipad, and decided I would use the drawing for a painting this year. The top one is done with watercolor. When i got through Keri said you were supposed to do that with T-Bone hanging out the window. SO....i duplicated my ipad drawing (on my iPad,so i wouldn't loose the original idea) and erased the snowpeople in the back window, and the kid hanging out the window. Then I added T-Bone, and the gifts showing through the back window. We ordered some from Vista Print, and I am so anxious to see if they print up nice! I still enjoy drawing on the ipad but is harder than using a pencil!!
Sunday, November 30, 2014
I usually prefer to do portraits in oil or watercolour but, in the essence of time oils were not an option. I had to defer to acrylics. This photo is showing the painting colours to be less smooth than they really are - but you get the idea. It is 14 x 11. The photo below shows the painting with the reference photo. Again the colours are wonky - I took tho photo indoors and the light changed the colours of the photo and the painting.
Friday, November 28, 2014
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Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Monday, November 24, 2014
Suzy I have been running all day and now I am late getting this up for you but the feeling is just the same...late or early! May your day be full of wonder and may this year be loaded with joy and laughter and blessings!!!
♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Happy Birthday to you-u-u-u,♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪Happy Birthday to you-u-u-u,♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Happy Birthday, dear Suzy ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Happy Birthday to you-u-u-u!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Sunday, November 23, 2014
This is a book of the first World Watercolor Competition organized by the magazine of 'Art of Watercolor' in France. While I wasn't selected to be one of the 23 finalists, I was nominated to the second stage of 295 artists out of 2000+ artworks from 82 countries, which is a miracle for me! I gifted a copy of the book to my parents in Japan. :)